Wynn & Mary Jones, b. ca 1800 - where are their birth places and parents from? [Jones-93212]

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Wynn & Mary Jones, both b. ca 1800 - looking for their birth places and parents. [Jones-93212]

 My ancestor Mary Margaret Jones [Jones-90917] was born 14 July 1837 in Hendricks County, Indiana. She married Samuel Severe Shannon 15 Nov 1855, also in Hendricks County. Her obituary (18 Mar 1920, Pawnee City, NE) listed her father's name as Winn. The biography of her brother – William James K. P. Jones, of Hendricks County – listed their parent's names as Wynn and Mary Jones (History of Hendricks County, Indiana, Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1885). It notes that Wynn Jones was born "Dec 1797 in Virginia," came to Morgan County, Indiana in 1816, then on to Hendricks County, Indiana in 1818.

 There was a Wynn Jones in the 1820 Federal census in Lee County, Virginia (one male 16-26). Beginning with the 1830 Federal census through to his death, Wynn Jones was listed in Eel River Township in Hendricks County, Indiana (1830-Wynn, 1840-Winn, 1850-William, 1860-Wyn, 1870-Wynn, obit-Wynn). Wynn Jones' obituary stated his death date as 7 June 1875, and noted only that he was "one of the first settlers of Eel River Township (10 June 1875 Danville Union, Danville, IN p3 c4).

 Mary Jones, the first wife of Wynn Jones, and mother of ancestor Mary Margaret Jones, died sometime before 25 Jan 1849, when Wynn Jones married Margaret Simmons in Hendricks County, Indiana. This is the Margaret listed in the 1850 Hendricks County Federal census as wife of William (Wynn) Jones, born "1815, in Tennessee".  

As I've researched Wynn Jones, some type of family relationship is hinted at with a William Jones, who was also listed as living in Eel River Township in the 1830, 1840, and 1850 Federal censuses with wife Elenor (Nelly, Nelley, Ellen). When this William Jones married Nelly Claypool in Hendricks County, Indiana on 12 Apr 1827, their marriage record noted that Nelly Claypool was 'of Hendricks County' and that William Jones was 'of Morgan County.'

* A reminder that Wynn Jones' son said that Wynn Jones had come to Morgan County two years prior to coming to Hendricks County.  

in Genealogy Help by Doug Shannon G2G2 (2.1k points)

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I don't know whether this might be of any help to you, but there were contacts between the early Jones families and the Wynne/Wynn families, in the late 1600, early 1700s in Charles County, Virginia. So maybe some of your Jones families named their children after the earlier Wynnes, which I've found pretty common in my early Colonial ancestors.   The PETER JONES Genealogies (Augusta B Fothergill is the author)  mentions Wynne several times. It's available online or for download. If you're interested I can send you a link to a PDF for it.
by Donna Harris G2G5 (5.2k points)

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